Head Athletic Trainer
Alma Mater: Western Carolina '09
Office Phone: (704) 637-4350
Brandon Auton was promoted to Head Athletic Trainer at Catawba in the Fall of 2018. He joined Catawba as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the start of the 2011-12 sport season. Auton serves as the primary contact for football. This includes both home and away practice and game coverage. In addition to being a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Auton is also a Red Cross Instructor.
Auton came to Catawba from the University of Nebraska where he earned a master’s degree in education administration and athletic administration in 2011. While with the Cornhuskers, he served as a graduate assistant with the baseball team. Auton earned a bachelor’s of science degree in athletic training from Western Carolina in 2009.
While at Western Carolina, Auton worked with the football and softball teams. He also interned with the Pittsburgh Pirates with the Hickory Crawdads and at their spring training facility in Bradenton, FL. Auton also spent the spring of 2009 as an intern at Vanderbilt University, working with men’s and women’s basketball and baseball.
Auton and his wife, the former Brittney Gunter, reside in Salisbury. They have a daughter, Bree Stella Auton, born in Nov. of 2018.
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